Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama

3.9
See one of the main features of the renowned event at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. The ornate festival floats pass through the city during the festival, in line with a tradition begun around 350 years ago. With the festival taking place twice yearly, the floats get displayed when not in use in this large hall. Walk between the carefully crafted floats, admiring the subtle differences in design between each of these 17th-century treasures. A short video explains the roots and traditions of the festival, helping to contextualize the respect and reverence with which each of the floats is treated. Take a look at our Takayama trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Amazing display of floats that go around the town twice a year. Wish we could have come during the festival season - April and October to have an even more interesting experience. Only 5 were on...  more »
  • I write expensive because it’s double the price of some of the other museums, and half the length, however Japan doesn’t really do traditional tourism yet, so when you take into account that it is...  more »
  • One of the places I loved very much in Japan. I wish I could see the festivals with the floats moving in the streets. The floats are beautiful and impressive.  more »
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  • It has original collection of Yatai(festival moving structures). Its not so big but the great place to know about festivals and differences in Yatai types.
  • A peaceful place to stop by for cultural study about the show. The staff was so kind. They have the English Audio that explain the meaning of every piece and action made for the festival. They also mentioned that the collection changes every four months, according to the weather. So a revisit is a must!
  • Beautiful carriages. The small Nikko is also impressive.
  • Interesting museum! Worth a visit if you are not here during festival season, the Yatai (floats) are really impressive. Small museum, with free English audio guide, can be done in about 30 mins. Bonus: free entry to a museum with miniatures of the temples at Nikko!
  • Well worth the visit to the museum. Really HUGE FLOATS that are hoisted onto the shoulders of many men & paraded thru the street during the festival. Beautifully & intricately decorated. Bring your camera to take pictures but please remember NO FLASH.

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